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NBC
Jan 25, 2010 5:00am EST
flooding over the next several hours. weave had only about a quarter ch here in washington. just to our west we've had about 1/2 inch. shenandoah valley has had from an inch to over three inches. around two inches just to the east of the blue ridge. just had a gust at dulles airport at 44 miles an hour, those winds bringing down a few tree limbs causing power outages this morning. the temperature now 60 degrees in washington on january 25th. it's not going to last long. we'll be near 40 by midnight. the 30s tomorrow morning. this rain should taper off and end around midday today with the winds remaining rather gusty into the afternoon. a bit blus sterry again tomorrow. partly cloudy on it is with highs in the mid to upper 40s. a bit colder on wednesday and thursday. morning lows in the upper 20s with afternoon highs in the low to mid 40s. looks like a chance of snow on friday. we'll take a look at that. that will be coming up in just a few minutes. right now watch out for the ponding of water especially around construction areas. many small creeks and streams are running high. they may
ABC
Jan 7, 2010 6:00am EST
washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this thursday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. we have one school closing t pass along to you. this is hospitality high school in the district. they are closed because of a water main break. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff. what kind of snow amounts are we talng about? >> up to 2 1/2 inches. other places could say an inch or so. not a big deal. a winter advisory will go in effect for places to the west. i do think we will all seek an inch of snow in some places upwards of 2 1/2. here is yo bus stop forecast. clear skies. cold but less windy. we're in the 20's. clouds will be on the increase. snow will develop. we will be in the 30's. let's say could morning to lisa baden. >> >> good morning. -- let's say good morning to lisa baden. >> no problems to report on 66. heavier volume. leaving 210 and 29 pretty good. this is out of frederick into germantown south on 270 and it is open with the normal volume. >> thank you. >>> the bitter cold blast will give wa
CNN
Jan 24, 2010 9:00am EST
up with the nation about it. but i will -- that's part of the game, john, that washington plays, which is would you, might you, so on and so forth. i will not do that here. let's wait and see, first of all, if there is such a commission, because it's a proposal that has not been embraced by the congress. and let's see what a bipartisan effort to deal with these deficits will produce. by the way, if anybody has a plan to do this without raising any taxes on anybody, you know upper income or lower or below, then they should come forward with it. nobody wants to raise taxes. >> you call it the washington game, part of what you call the washington game is after a tough election like last week in massachusetts, to say what must we have here? some white houses in the past have had big shake ups. you want to give a bigger role to your partner in the obama campaign, he will take a big role outside of the white house, and keep a closer eye on the public opinion and senator races across the country. this is an administration that has been too deferential to congress in crafting policy, an
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 7:00am EST
page of the washington journal, they write that yesterday -- of the wall street journal, the right that it needn't be. the president remains more popular than his policies and voters want him to succeed. but they are sold out -- but they are also telling me needs to steer a more moderate less partisan course, return to the back into the and, t-shaped his political rise." clinton, maryland, robert, what do you say? caller: i do not think the republicans should take any solace in the fact that this gentleman won the election. this guy ran as an independent. this is an anti-incumbency vote against democrats and republicans for not getting anything done. the american people are tired of it. they want something done. what hurt the democrats mostly was the loss of the public option, because the public option was not in the health- care bill. it turned a lot of people against it. host: caller, what is your take now on the healthcare bill? we are seeing all sorts of varied possibilities. what would you like to see happen now? caller: they have to pass it, regardless of this. regardless of
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2010 6:00am EST
to "morning joe," live from washington. quite a weekend. and quite -- quite a show today. we have on set with us pat buchanan and jonathan capehart, and new york, very interesting. i always have this guy on, because he has a negro dialect, and it serves him well. >> joe, joe! >> for the most part, he is a light- skinned engine ened germ find that light-skinned germans can hold down television shows better. viewers, we speak of tv's own willie geist. >> depending on my audience, i can go like full honky or dial it down a little bit. i can go either way, either way. >> seriously, willie. i don't know if harry reid was channeling the 1970s movie "mandingo." i don't know if he was a member of a southern country club in the1950s, but this guy lives on a planet far different -- seriously, negro dialect? >> to put it delicately, he comes from a different time. >> i think that's the issue. >> he's majority leader of the united states senate. >> i know, i know. guess what? our government is made up of people from all races and sexes. >> and people should evolve in their thinking and their termino
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2010 9:00am EST
, it's not a reset, it's not a shake up, washington, calm down. and you know they were working the phones all weekend at the white house to make sure that ben bernanke is reconfirmed as federal reserve chair. aides tell us they're confident now they have weathered the storm at this point. >> they needed the weekend badly. if that vote was friday, i don't know if bernanke would have gotten confirmed. >> so much about the anger about the lingering crisis in the economy has been directed as bernanke. it looked as if for a moment that the confirmation was in jeopardy. >> that's a huge worry for the white house. top aides fear that a rejection of bernanke would send the markets into chaos. judd gregg serves on the banking committee. he supports bernanke and is playing point. senator gregg, is it fair to say that friday was bernanke's worst day in the senate and things after the weekend have calmed down? >> i don't know. i think there was a bit of exaggeration. these type of stories take on their own energy out there. my view is that chairman bernanke's always had a pretty solid vote
FOX
Jan 8, 2010 11:00pm EST
everywhere. >> reporter: and probably always will be. in washington, beth parker, fox 5 news. >>> the news keeps on coming tonight. coming up in just a few minutes, brian bolter will kick off the news edge at 11:00. >>> hats, scarves and winter coats. that's the only way to stay warm in the frigid cold. if you don't have to go outside tonight, consider yourself lucky. we're getting rocked by another round of bitter cold temperatures. tonight it's getting down into the teens. won't get much warmer all weekend long. gary mcgrady in the weather center to start us off tonight. >> reporter: thanks, brian. turn the cold stuff off. unfortunately it's going to take several days before we can do that. yesterday morning just to give you an idea what kind of cold snap this is, it's a record setting cold snap. it was over 70 record setting temperatures out there. this morning we had snow flying as far south as florida. so this cold air going all the way down into the deep south. let me show you our windchill values. this is what it feels like when you get out there. 12 degrees here in th
FOX News
Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
blaming the d.n.c. and the key democrats in washington for being late to the game and taking her race for granted. six week ago, she was up by 30 points. >> axelrod responded and said look, we did everything we were asked to do but her campaign sent out that particular memo and it showed that apparently they had been supplying the democrats with polling data from massachusetts since early december and it asked for money and stuff like that. it simply didn't come. also, somebody else they're blaming -- the underwear bomber because they are saying that -- some senior officials at the white house, aides, have said, you know, we were concentrating on fighting terrorism, all of us, at the time scott brown launched his first tv ads and that's, perhaps, why we were caught a little flatfooted. the underwear bomber. >> a lot of the blame will go a lot of ways today. maybe some people should look in the mirror. anyway, scott brown's victory changing the momentum on capitol hill. the win gives senate republicans one extra member on their side. caroline schively joins us from washington with that
FOX
Jan 28, 2010 4:30am EST
news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. >> it's a big day on wall street and in washington. our experts talk about how the markets could react to the federal statement out today. tim knightner testifies on why the ballout terms were told to be kept secret. >> a dramatic state of the union address tonight. will we hear an outburst during the state of the union address? high drama on capitol hill tonight. >> ford is adding 1200 new jobs to revamp the explorer s.u.v., a $400 million investment for a chicago assembly plant. ford shares trading around $11 a share, up 12% already this year. >> tonight's the night. president obama delivers his state of the union address at 9:00 p.m. eatern. we spoke to a couple of members of congress who will be in the audience to get their thoughts on what they want to her the president say. >> president obama could face a tough crowd wednesday night. members of congress on both sides of the aisle are demanding answers to tough issues facing the nation. >> i want to hear that there is no falter in going after the goals that he has set for the terms of
MSNBC
Jan 5, 2010 3:00pm EST
of power in 2010. >> one of washington's most influential columnists is demanding the white house social secretary, the obamas' close friend, be fired. >> google shags up the mobile phone market. a new smart phone that could pose a threat to the popular iphone. all that plus how to stay occupied during those really long delays caused by airport security. ♪ >>> t >>> "the big picture" starts right now. good afternoon. i'm david shuster live in washington. >> i'm tamron hall live in new york. we have breaking news this hour out of california. meadows field airport, bakersfield, california, it is about to reopen at this hour after being temporarily shut down when two tsa baggage screeners were overcome by fumes emitted from a checked bag. joining us on the phone is misty reid, a reporter. misty, what else can you tell bus this bag? as i said already, they are reopening the airport sit self. >> reporter: i can tell you that there were earlier media reports locally that the substance found may have been tnt. but we haven't confirmed that yet. i know that they are about to reopen it and the
CBS
Jan 7, 2010 6:00am EST
trevino has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the future career of washington's most colorful athlete is uncertain and it's unclear when or if gilbert arenas will return to the verizon center to dazzle fans. it has been his inappropriate attitude in the wake of the allegations that prompted harsh and swift discipline. >> of course it will be hard. that's why we are so upbeat because we know it's out there -- what is out there is way far from the truth. >> we abide by the statement. we can't worry about it. we have to worry about going out and performing with the players that we have. >> reporter: new details surfaced that could put the other player in worse trouble than arenas. "the washington post" reports that while arenas may have laid unloaded guns on the locker of a teammate, two witnesses say that teammate, javaris crittenton responded to arenas by loading a clip of ammunition, and cocking the weapon. arenas promised to take the heat for both players. arenas hopes to meet with david stern soon. he wants to remind the commissioner that he is the kind of person that likes to throw
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2010 12:00am EST
of our pollsters put it, the message is "we hate what's going on in washington." chuck todd joins us at the top of the show. >>> plus, i love this story -- watergate. federal marshals have arrested a group of conservative activists in new orleans for allegedly attempting to wiretap the offices of democratic senator mary landrieu. the leader of those arrested, james o'keefe was the same conservative activist who became a right-wing hero for imitating a pimp at various a.c.o.r.n. offices. he together with three others were taken into custody after being caught trying to bug the offices of senator landrieu, a moderate democratic lawmaker. they had represented themselves as telephone repairmen. is this the equivalent of a third rate burglary or the start of something big? >>> also, how vulnerable is senator john mccain to a challenge from the right? former congressman and radio talk show host j.d. hayworth calls mccain a moderate -- that's a bad word by him. and he's going for that seat. he'll be here on "hardball." >>> john mccain isn't the only republican in trouble. will the thunder o
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2010 9:00am EST
for washington. what will the president say tonight to turn it around? it's january 27th, 2007. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. we'll start at the white house. the president doing thiwhat he often does before a big speech. staying up work to late on it. >> we know this is going to be about 60 minutes long with applause. expected to be heavy on economic themes. all about jobs, jobs, jobs. >> one of the speeches that they drew from was a speech he gave in april of 2009. that speech that was actually widely praised on how he laid out sort of his economic program. and i think that this is almost, by using that speech, it's a tacit acknowledgement that they didn't spend enough time telling the american people their store about the economy. and i think that's what they viewed tonight as an opportunity. >> which brings us to our next topic, health care. we're told it's going to be a strong pitch for health care, but what it won't do is lay out the way forward. why? because they frankly don't know. >> and then there will be the tone of this thing. which probably will get overanalyzed. i thi
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
for regulation. on the regional level at the sec. it is only in washington that we have had this problem. and it is not always been the case prior to about ten years ago, the sec was in our estimation the crown jewel of the federal agencies. they knew what they were doing. they knew what they were supposed to do. he knew how to work with all the other players to get the biggest bang for the buck. so it has been very disheartening for all of us from a state security and others to see this occurring. >> okay. mr. holt began. >> thank you and thank you for the witnesses for being with us today. and he began with a standard admiration that we thank you very much for your answers to the questions we get to ask now. it would ask your cooperation as well and answer questions that we would submit and writing after this hearing and look forward to working with you. as a couple of questions that will reveal i know nothing about the kinds of things that you do. i guess the first one goes to you, attorney general madigan which is seems very come in sense to me someone would pay for a mortgage that's
ABC
Jan 6, 2010 4:30am EST
temperatures. negative 1 in minneapolis. 19 in tallahassee, which is colder than new york or washington. and it's a chilly 41 in south florida. >> viviana hurtado has more on the longest cold snap in a generation. >> reporter: snow, snow and more snow combined with windchill temps in the negative number, it's one of the most severe arctic blasts to wallop the nation in 25 years. >> average is twice a day since new year's. >> reporter: in fulton new york, the snow hasn't stopped since december 28th. more than 50 inches have fallen and more on the way, almost three-quarters of the country is under a winter weather watch or warning. in tennessee where overnight lows hit 12, at least four have died from the cold. >> from hypothermia is commonplace in these temperatures. >> reporter: in new jersey ice and the cooling system forced the shutdown of a nuclear power plant. in central florida today will be the fifth morning of near or freezing temperatures. to save their citrus crops farmers are spraying warm water on the lower branches because the freezing process keeps the fruit warm. >> i didn't have
CNN
Jan 28, 2010 12:00am EST
washington. our coverage will continue. i'm wolf blitzer here at the cnn center. campbell brown, thanks very much. the best political team on television. "larry king live" starts right now. >> larry: tonight, barack obama's first state of the union address. >> the president of the united states. >> larry: his big message, jobs and the economy. >> i'm calling for a new jobs bill tonight. >> larry: and an in-your-face challenge to republicans on health care. >> if anyone from either party has a better approach that will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen medicare for seniors, let me know. >> larry: talking tough on terrorism. >> hundreds of al qaeda's fighters and affiliates have been captured or killed. >> larry: what did the president need to say and did he say it? is it going to make any difference? that's all next on a special edition. of "larry king live". well, the state of the union address is over. and the analysis is now continue as they do with us. if you missed any part of the speech, it will be repeated in one hour. wolf blitze
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 7:00am EST
on the future of the hybrid and electric car industry. "washington journal" is next. . . . the president's efforts to give the economy on track. that is this morning from "the washington post." the report breaking this morning about a plane crashed in the route, "the new york times" online have the story about the airplane crashing near beirut in stormy weather. officials said that 82 passengers and eight crew members were on board. we will update the information as we get it. ruth, democratic line. caller: i am not quite sure if we ever did what we were promising. to try and help people who were in trouble with their mortgages. i think that we took the wrong approach to begin with. so many people that were out of their homes. the fact ripples through the economy. -- the of fact ripples through the economy. let's help -- bethe effedctct te riffles through the economy. if the loan was renegotiated to what it was really worth, they can afford it, but the communication that happening. host: or you hit by the mortgage crisis at all? caller: i was not, i have a system set up with my children.
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2010 5:00pm EST
the massachusetts election people in washington were all in a tizzy. trying to figure out what this means for health reform. republicans and democrats. what does it mean for obama. is he weakened, is he -- how is he going to survive this. but i want you to understand, this is not about me. [ applause ] this is not about me. this is about you. i know there are some folks who think, you know, if obama loses, we win. but you know what? i think that i win when you win. >> wow. chuck todd, let me ask you about that. this president is an incumbent president, runs the government, heads the state. he is now acting like he's running for president. can he turn around and ride that surf board of public anger in the direction he wants to go? or is he simply back pedaling if he gets on there and has to pretend he's a critic of government when in fact he's leading it? will it work, will it be good politics, but more importantly will it work? will it get done by posturing as a critic of the way things are? >> well, look, it's clear what they decided they believe the message out of tuesday was
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 10:00am EST
and online. thanks for being with us this morning. that will about do it for washed -- for "washington journal" this morning. we will be back at 7:00 a.m. eastern tomorrow. have a great day. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . . >> she received nearly 54% of the vote in a runoff last month. for live coverage of the inauguration, we will have it in half an hour. right now, a seminar on coalition building an issue campaigns. live coverage continues throughout the day. tonight, on the communicators, president of the internet corporation for assigned names and numbers. it is a nonprofit agency responsible for managing internet names and addresses. now available, c-span2 book, abraham lincoln. a great read for any history buff. it is a unique and contemporary perspective on lincoln. for lincoln's early years until his life in the white house and his relevance today. abraham lincoln, in hard cover at your favorite book seller. more and more at cspan.org. >> live coverage of the houston mayors inauguration's. up un
NBC
Jan 8, 2010 5:00am EST
passing east of washington. the snow has ended in washington. still snowing moderately in fairfax, southern prince william, into stafford and spotsylvania, charles county, prince george's county getting that band of moderate snow as is anne arundel county and moving into calvert and sane mary's. elsewhere a few passing snow showers further to the west moving into the shenandoah valley. those may be moving into the metro area later on this morning. here are the snow totals. anywhere from an inch and a half in southern maryland to about a half inch to an inch around washington and nearby suburbs. the temperatures are at or below freezing all around the region. what has fallen is sticking on the untreated surfaces and the view from space is showing a few lingering showers further to our north and west. those may be passing through perhaps late morning, mid-morning. after that a little sun breaking up. blustery winds and stay cold generally at or below freezing through the rest of the afternoon and through the weekend. sub freezing frigid weekend. morning lows teens. afternoon highs 2
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2010 5:00pm EST
from washington d.c. to may or washington state to arizona means passing through states that have weak drunk driving laws, did not ban text driving laws, did not ban text messaging, do not require that use a booster seat for your child, have life-threatening with -- life-threatening loopholes in teen driving laws and an adequate enforcement of seat belt and motorcycle helmet laws. and worst states, there were 10 in the green category. the top to in this category are the district of columbia, i got credit for 13.5 lost and the state of new jersey, with credit for 13 lost. the other states are illinois, thank you center, maryland, new york, north carolina, oregon, tennessee, minnesota, california, and washington. there are nine worst states this year. we added, unfortunately, six new states to that category. they are arizona, virginia, vt., pennsylvania, ohio, and nebraska. in order of ranking, the states in the worst category having fewer than half of these 15 basic laws are south dakota with only three of the laws, arizona, north dakota, wyoming, va., vt., pennsylvania, ohio, and nebra
HLN
Jan 24, 2010 7:00am EST
of washington, d.c. the train was headed to florida when the engine's front wheels lost contact with the rails. investigators are checking whether the material below the tracks was too high. some passengers got bumps and bruises but luckily there were no serious injuries. >>> president obama has changed his mind, it looks like, about establishing a special fiscal commission. in a statement the president says he now supports establishing a bipartisan panel that could propose sweeping tax increases and spending cuts. the commission's goal would be to try and cut the soaring federal debt. in a statement yesterday the president said this. "the only way to solve our long-term fiscal challenges is to solve it together, democrats and republicans." >>> witnesses say they saw a ball of fire in the sky before a small plane crashed into a home in sugar grove, illinois. that's about 35 miles west of chicago. the two men on the plane were killed. other witnesses said it sounded like the plane was having engine problems yesterday before it went down. the ntsb said it was broken into several pieces. the men
FOX News
Jan 19, 2010 9:00am EST
in the polls over the last week. gregg: shannon bream is in washington, d.c. and shannon, this was supposed to be sort of a gimme for coakley, if i can put it that way. why has this become the political story? >> reporter: you might have it, gregg, from the moment that democrat martha coakley, the democratic in this race, won the primary, that she was christened to take the portion of what ted kennedy's seat so there's a lot of criticism maybe it was too much of a given or assumed to be a given and she didn't run the right kind of campaign. others say this is about bigger issues, national issues, like health care, that's gotten into the race and that's going to boost the republican scott brown. despite what the theories may, even this morning, coakley supporter, massachusets governor tim murray admits this is a tough race. this is what he had to say. >> there's no question about it, this is a horse race but at the end of the day, we're confident as voters go to the polls and do the analysis of who's got a track record of protecting taxpayers' interest, it's martha coakley. >> reporter: and
CNBC
Jan 25, 2010 6:00pm EST
in washington was obviously much more powerful than any of the earnings report, any of the revenue reports, anything wall street threw at us. boy did we get serious good quarters in almost every sector last week? and they were still overwhelmed by the negativity. all right, there's some important lessons here. first, when everyone thinks the world is coming to an end, it tends not to end. we feared the worst, right? we feared the worst. you know what, when we fear that we rarely get the worst. i want to be clear on this, a nixing of ben bernanke would have caused at least a thousand-point decline. he's regarded basically as the only adult in the room. the guy who may have started late to solve the banking crisis but did keep the system working kept your atm on the move. prevented imminent bank nationalization. i think it's safe to say we would be several thousand points lower than we are if not half if he hadn't stopped the move to nationalize the banks. second, this is the real travesty. until last week america thought bernanke was one of the good guys. helping them to make mortgages and
CNBC
Jan 27, 2010 4:00pm EST
dollars cash, when you open an account. >>> i'm john harwood on capitol hill in washington. i've just left an on-the-record briefing with house speaker nancy pelosi a much more optimistic tone to getting to pass the health care bill with certain changes that would ab agreed to. that is a positive sign for the vote count on prospect for president obama's health kay plan. no guarantee that the senate would go along with this strategy but she said this is all doable after we passasm these changes in the affordability other the cadillac tax and the special deal for nebraska, we can get this done in the house of representatives. good sign for president obama and, simon, i'll send it off to you on the floor. >> thank you very much. closing out a market that has rallied today. tonight's speech by president obama, absolutely key for banks and for health care stocks. as we stand at the moment, having rallied through so much of the uzir information today. now down 2% potentially for the month overall. [ closing bell ringing ] >>> you're watching a special edition of the "closing bell" from the world
FOX News
Jan 25, 2010 10:00pm EST
in trouble for the midterm elections? karl rove joins us here in washington. midterm elections just around the conferencer, i suppose that was a rude awakening for some in massachusetts? >> absolutely. midterm elects critical moments are happening now as the republicans scramble to get candidates for congress and senate. this has given them a big boost in the arm. as democrats attempt to keep their members running for reelection it has obviously hurt. defection of a senior democrat first elected '92 in the house from arkansas pulling the rip cord and bailing out marion barry? >> greta: why? >> there are 49 democrats in the house of representatives, who represent seats carried by bush and mccain, 48 were carried by bush and mccain all three times. his district was 59% for mccain up from 54. a district in the northeast corner of arkansas, main cities jonesboro, a little from little rock down to the southwestern part of the district the northwest historically republican ozark country but it is a republican district here had you one of the more partisan members of the house who had been a rela
CBS
Jan 10, 2010 10:30am EST
washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again. washington has been fixated on the war on terror, but yesterday one of those weird stories cropped up that set washington on its ear. a new book claim bing by mark halpern and john hidealman reports that during the campaign last year senate majority harry reid was telling people privately that barack obama's campaign would be helped because he was, quote, a light-skinned african- american with no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." reed spent all day yesterday apologizing to the president who said he accepted the apology and to a score of black politicians and leaders. but the episode does recall a very similar incident when then republican leader trent lott said that he had the country elected segregationist strom thurmond we wouldn't have had so many problems. that caused such a furor you'll recall that lott had to resign his leadership post. senator feinstein who is in california this morning, i have to start with that. is this going to have the same impact on harry
ABC
Jan 20, 2010 3:05am EST
, washington. >>> we have a follow-up now on the so-called jesus gun sry we brought you yesterday. as our brian ross reported, thousands of gun sights made by the military supplier trijicon are inscribed with sigh credit bible references. many of those sights are being used by the u.s. in iraq and afghanistan. the marine corps tells us it is concerned about the matter and it will meet with the company to discuss it. >> when we come back, one man's remarkable change. >> some might even call it a medical miracle. his story straight ahead. >>> this is really a remarkable story. it involves a man who's been physically challenged his entire life. >> bud he's never let that define him. and with the help of a choreographer he's accomplished what many doctors said couldn't be done. >> abc's andrea canning has his story. >> reporter: greg mezgala is used to people watching how he moves. >> like stares and looks and everything else that i've had to deal with since, you know, day one. >> reporter: he's uncontrolled walk the result of cerebral palsy, debilitating brain disorder with no cure. >> your body d
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2010 5:00pm EST
, "the new york times" ran an article called three great leaders: washington, lincoln, and grant. in 1985 they published an article getting right with lincoln. this explored american politicians and everyone else to square their own position with what they thought would be lincoln's position on the matter. they were drawn to his leadership. and measured their success by that which lincoln would have approved. and in 1974 "time" magazines asked who were the greatest leaders? lincoln's named appeared most frequently. c-span's 2009 presidential poll released the past president's day has abraham lincoln's first as he was in the last c-span survey in 2000 and today in 2009, 200 years after his birth, we as well lincoln authors are still trying to connect and get right with lincoln. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you so much more, with judge williams. hearing that means the person remained alive as long as their name was spoken and remembered. so in coming here tonight and in hearing those profound remarks from judge williams, we are keeping alive not only the memory of abraham lincol
FOX News
Jan 6, 2010 3:00pm EST
. the news today in washington, there is more fallout over the security and intelligence fail yours. press secretary robert gibbs announceded the report what went wrong will be released tomorrow. president obama is to make a statement as well. just yesterday the president met with top security advisers and we're told he was not pleased. advisors were told the responsibilities and intelligence breakdowns, critics slammed the administration claims it's not been tough enough on terrorist and republicans calling for heads to roll. for now no one's being fired. brian wilson on airline security. first major garret breaking down the white house briefing on the north lawn. >> for the second day in a row the white house press secretary robert gibbs left that door open but also says the failure involved many agencies and people. a bit more structured in those held responsible more scattered. one single person offering a resignation wouldn't necessarily solve systemic problems. we're unlikely to see firings or resignations anytime soon. robert gibbs said do not anticipate one with the flight on the 2
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2010 11:00am EST
in washington so we have to change the culture here. that's not something that's easy, it's not something that's going to happen overnight but certainly they have every reason to be frustrated. >> meantime, what's happened to the president's legislative initiative? is that signature piece of legislation, the health care bill that they brought to the doorstep to the 11th hour. then finally the wheels come off the wagon after that massachusetts election. the prospects dimming by the day. mitch mcconnell is the republican leader of the senate. here's what he said on "meet the press" about the health care bill. >> the people are telling us please don't pass this bill. now if they get past this arrogant phase that they've been stuck in nor about a year that "we know best," "we don't want to listen to public opinion, we want to "make history," if they can work their way past that and concentrate on the real problem which is the cost, we'll be able to look at it but i think we should be concentrating on the economy. >> reporter: about a third of the senate is up for re-election in november. we'll lik
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2010 3:00pm EST
republicans. the president says americans want washington to focus on jobs not bipartisan bickering. the gop claims they have the answer and hand delivered them to the president. 37 minutes, that's all it took for a jury to convict a man who said he killed a prominent abortion provider in order to save the lives of unborn children. we'll take you live to the courthouse in kansas. >>> james o'keefe issued a lengthy statement about his arrest at a senator mary landrieu's office. we'll have that and the reaction from the federal prosecutors considering a grand jury indictment. >>> a ufo sighting in ireland. is this the video that could prove it? we'll talk to one expert that believes it could be true and has been investigating ufos for years. the big picture starts now. >>> good evening, i'm david shuster. my colleague tamron hall is off today. during a confrontation live here on msnbc news, president obama addressed house republicans at their retreat and then took a series of questions aimed squarely at his agenda. the president made his case for health care once again by calling out the repub
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2010 6:00am EST
in washington. he heads the child advocacy institute. we are delighted that you could join us. >> good afternoon, everyone. my name is dr. joseph wright. i'm a pediatric emergency physician and the senior vice president at children's national medical center. i had to the child health advocacy institute. i practiced in level one trauma centers for more than 20 years. i was direct witness to the fact that motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for 16 to 20-year olds in this country each year. approximately 450,000 teenagers are injured each year. of those killed, approximately 63% of our drivers and 37% are passengers. 2/3 of the passengers who die in car crashes are male. what we have to remember in what we have already heard is that each and every one of these cases represents an individual and family tragedy. lives end and changed forever. as the father of two young men in the highest risk category, i'm not only professionally concerned, but very personally concerned about this on a daily basis. the american academy of pediatrics has a long record of supporting child sa
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2010 9:00am EST
for votes for a fix-it bill in washington. luke russert covers capitol hill for us. so outline where we are in these health care negotiations and what the time line is and what scenarios are we expecting. >> well, chuck, right now it is the road to 218. that's the number of votes nancy pelosi has to find in the house in order to pass health care reform. here's what she has to do. she has to get democrats to sign on to approving this reconciliation bill, this fix-it bill that would include things like an extension in the medicare payroll tax. it would have the union excise tax, not going into effect until 2018. it would include -- it would get rid of the cornhusker kickback, all those compromises we're doing with ping-pong between the house and the senate bills, it would be in one bill and it would have to pass the house first. after the house would pass that bill, they then would pass the senate bill and then obama would have his majoring legislative victory and have health care reform. can they get there? yes. is it very difficult? yes. how does she have to get there? she has to get to
ABC
Jan 25, 2010 2:20am EST
command over various al qaeda offshoots. rachel martin has more on the recording from washington. >> in his latest message, osama bin laden claims the christmas day bomber as one of his own and takes responsibility for the attack. the bin laden message comes as new details emerge about the attack and how it was handled. according to the associated press abdulmutallab arrived at a local hospital at 2:00 p.m. escorted by detroit police. there he made incriminating statements to a doctor about trying to detonate an explosive. around 3:30 fbi agents began interviewing the suspect in his hospital room where he talked openly about his links to al qaeda operatives in yemen. ten hours after the incident when investigators told him he had the rit to remain silent, he did. >> he was cooperating until he got a lawyer. now, that -- that makes it almost impossible for us to pursue the leads that the christmas bomber might have. that to me is unbelievable. >> reporter: some lawmakers say if bin laden is calling abdulmutallab one of his soldiers the u.s. should treat him like an enemy combatant
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2010 2:00am EST
] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> on tomorrow morning's "washington journal" an update on congress. after that, former republican party chairman ed gillespie and later, juan williams talks about race, politics, and the news. this starts each morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span, and later in the morning, mitch mcconnell along with other gop senators talked to reporters about afghanistan, u.s. foreign policy, and the senate's agenda. that is live at 10:00 a.m. eastern. now the final debate for the open seat formerly held by ted kennedy. the candidates are scott brown and joseph kennedy. this event was held at done edward kennedy institute in boston. independent candidate joe kennedy is not related to senator ted kennedy, who died last summer. >> good evening. i want to welcome all of you to this closing debate among the candidates for next week's elections to the united states senate. tuesday will be a crucial time here in massachusetts. voters will go to the polls and select a person who may well determine the outcome of a long fight over health care legisl
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 12:00pm EST
will speak at u.s. conference of mayors meter here in washington. we'll have it live 3:00 p.m. eastern on c c-span3 >> earlier today, senate minority leader mism mcconel says he doesn't expect anymore votes on health in the senate until scott brown has been seated. scott brown won the special election shun massachusetts yesterday defeating state attorney general martha coakley. from the capitol, this is 20 minutes. >> good morning, everyone. slow news, huh? the people of massachusetts had an opportunity to speak yesterday, and they spoke rather loudly that they would like to see congress go in a different correction. direction. the massachusetts special election shun was unique in many ways. i was flying from kentucky last day, a number of people on the plane brought up as they have in last few months can you the health care bill? most interesting came up to me i'm con went of yours but i'm married to a man from massachusetts. here he is. and she introduced me to him. we're going to massachusetts to vote for scott. they made a special trip to go to massachusetts so he could vote for scott bro
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2010 1:00pm EST
at the white house several times. elsewhere in washington this afternoon, a discussion on u.s. policy toward afghanistan, ambassador richard holbrooke will be speaking about the administration's policy. he had to afghanistan and pakistan next week. we will have live coverage of his comments in just over an hour at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c- span2. and then tom vilsack here at the state department here in washington. a set -- a special briefing about the agriculture system in afghanistan. >> american icons, three original documentaries from c- span now available on dvt. a unique journey through the iconic homes of the three branches of american government. see the exquisite detail of the supreme court. go beyond the velvet ropes of public tours of the white house, america's most famous home. and explore the history, art, and architecture of the capital. american icons, a three disk dvd set. it is $24.95 plus shipping and handling. it is available at c-span.org /stohr. >> several political retirement an announcement over the last couple of days. representative chris murphy of connecticut sounds a
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 12:00am EST
attention, and i think that there is a growing movement in washington to pay more attention to this shadow class of government -- governing czars gereed >> host: why did you leave washington? [laughter] >> guest: because i could. i left about a year and a half ago, and i think it is -- it's a rare opportunity when you can make a choice to sort out jump off the treadmill. i've been in the beltway circuit for near in ten years and as i mentioned i have two young kids coming and i think it is an unhealthy environment in many ways to raise kids and particularly for me there are so many people who cannot separate their politics from their personal lives. to me life is much bigger than what's going on in job pages of "the washington post" or in the blogosphere and it's not an all consuming thing for me all the time. although you see me on line. i talked about it. i am engaged in the world of ideas and marketplace of ideas and battlefield. but when i am out with my kids i have and i have to grit my chief worrying about somebody coming up to me and yelling at me -- >> host: has that happened? >> g
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2010 9:00am EST
there is a growing movement in washington to pay more attention to this shadow class governing czars. >> why did you leave washington? >> because i could. i left a year and a half ago. it is a rare opportunity when you can make a choice to jump off of the treadmill. i have been in the beltway circuit for nearing ten years. i have two and young kids. it is an unhealthy environment in many ways to raise kids particularly for me. there are so many people who cannot separate their politics from their personal life. to me life is much bigger than what is going on on the buzz pages of the washington post. it is not an all consuming thing for me all the time. you see me on line and i talk about it and i am engaged in the world of ideas and the battlefield, but when i am out with my kids and have to grit my teeth worrying if somebody will come up to me and yell at me for what i have written, there have been parallel situations. when my family is punished for my political views it is too much. i came to the point when i made the decision to live anywhere in the country i wanted to and thank god for the inter
CNN
Jan 6, 2010 6:00am EST
saying he won't run in the fall either. dana bash joins us from washington. what led to senator dodd's decision not to seek re-election? >> reporter: a very, very tough re-election battle ahead, that's really the bottom line on this, john. as you know, senator chris dodd has made the united states senate his life. he's been in the senate for three decades, but he has had a series of very, very tough political battles. in connecticut, starting with the fact that he moved to iowa to run for president with his wife and his two small children, that's when connecticut voters started to turn on him, then the fact that he is the senate banking chairman and obviously wall street went south. there's been a lot of attention paid to the fact that he has close ties with the banking community. so all of those things, combined with the fact that it is just not a good potential year for democrats, made senator dodd decide finally to retire and not run again. >> so what does this mean for democrats in terms of their chances in the 2010 election? do they have a good solid candidate who could replace
CNBC
Jan 19, 2010 11:00pm EST
step closer to the heavenly state known as gridlock that takes washington out of the investment equation. a brown victory could spell the end of health care reform. but that's only just the beginning. this is about more than health care. as you can see from the fact that the whole market is rallying, not just health care stocks. the truth is -- let's cut to the truth. all right? not a lot of talk about the truth. let's give you some truth here. the market doesn't like the agenda president obama and the current democratic regime. they perceive the agenda pro labor, making it easier to unionize against the banks and walmart. which is totally nonunion. now whatever your personal feelings are on organized labor it is a fact that the interests of unions are opposed to those of the shareholders, you. that's why many pundits say look for the union label and sell. we don't invest in shares the aflcio or mine workers. we invest in publicly traded companies that make money when unions are weak? don't like it? take your profits from the scott brown, slash, obama repudiation rally, and dona
FOX News
Jan 29, 2010 6:00pm EST
-stars and the friday lightning round right here, right now. ♪ ♪ >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. on a day when president obama went to the political lion's den meeting with the house republicans he was able to tout good news for the economy. fourth quarter annual growth rate of 6%. white house correspondent wendell goler reports that the president is trying to boost those figures by doing something about another set of numbers. the ones dea unemployment. >> armed with a bigger than expected increase in economic growth in the last three months of last year, the president visited a baltimore small business and proposed a tax cut to spur job creation this year. >> employers like terry, would get a tax credit of up to $5,000 for each and every employee that they add in 2010. and you will get a tax break for increases in salaries as well. >> the current 5.7% annual growth rate reflects the second quarterly increase in a row, that could mean the recession is technically over. but the chair of the president's council of economic advisors chris tena romer would only say it's the sign of
FOX
Jan 11, 2010 5:00am EST
in washington. 22 in annapolis, baltimore is at 19 degrees. at dulles airport, it is 0 degrees. plenty of folks in the teens. quantico, 14 degrees. winchester, 18 degrees. leonardtown is at 16 degrees at this hour. lots of sunshine this morning. clouds will build in later on today and tonight, can't rule out a snow shower or snow flurry but we're looking for highs today into the mid-30s so a little bit of improvement. we were in he upper 0s and low 30s over the course of the weekend -- we were in the upper 20s and low 30s over the course of the weekend so we should see improvement by the end of the week. >>> a pretty good start to our monday morning commute. all lanes are open between the ving field interchange and the wilson bridge -- between the springfield interchange and the wilson bridge. no incidents to report head around towards silver spring. if you are traveling in virginia, this is a live shot of 395 main lineas well as the hov at speed as you continue northbound and headed up across the inbound 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> our big story, the c
CBS
Jan 7, 2010 5:00am EST
. reporting live from washington, alex trevino, 9 news now and wusa9.com. >> we would like to know what you think. tell us how long you think he should be suspended if at all on our web site at wusa9.com. take part in the opinion poll on our home page. >>> the gilbert arenas suspension knocked the mike shanahan story down to page 2. the redskins introduced shanahan as the team's head coach and vice president of player personnel. the new boss promised renewed discipline and swift change in the organization. while he has final say on all football-related moves, he plans to could labor rate with gm bruce allen immediately. >> if you do things right every day you have a chance to be better. it's not what we will do next year. it's what we will do today. how do we get better as an organization. it takes a lot of effort from a lot of people. >> shanahan veiled dan snyder first expressed interest years ago when he asked broncos executives at an owner meeting if he could trade for their coach. >>> baltimore's mayor will resign as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. last month sheila dixon was con
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2010 7:00am EST
. you have to agree. the "wall street journal". you read from occasionally and the washington times, i know but today there's no "wall street journal". host: and no washington times. caller: please don't interrupt me. host: patty, hold on. we read from other newspapers. caller: the other thing i want to say is, when your hosts are reading from the papers they transpose and insert their own words in lieu of others. for instance you were reading from a paper and inserting the work government and sometimes they actually screw up the whole meaning of the article. also, i wish you guys would have like national review, just to make it a little more fair of some conservative liberal print. the other thing, yesterday there were so many democrats calling on the republican line you could go through half an hour of call in psalms and never once listen to a republican. i don't know how you do that, but it's really getting ridiculous. it's incredible. host: did you want to respond to yemen and new front of terrorism. caller: i do think you could work on when they read from the newspaper they
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